From those who elevated the instrument from a mere time-keeping role, to versatile pathfinders and visionary composers, these are the...
The Nashville rockers' European jaunt includes several high profile supports with Guns N'Roses.
'Hit Maker! completely missed the US charts, but became a significant success in the UK, where Burt recorded it.
Released two after its original recording, Whiskeytown’s ‘Pneumonia’ album remains a much-loved swansong from the alt.country pioneers.
Paul McCartney called it a "radical" release, but it wasted little time becoming the group's seventh UK No. 1 in two years.
On 22 May 1993, the band entered the UK bestsellers with a new album for the final time.
From original rebels such as Hank Williams, to genre-defying country heroes the likes of Willie Nelson, these are the icons who paved the way for Americana.
Defining the alt.country boom of the late 80s and 90s, the best alt.country musicians stood apart with an almost punk-like approach to tradition.
Hailed by everyone from Bob Dylan to Elvis Costello, The Flying Burrito Brothers’ debut album is a cult Americana classic and one of the foundation stones of country-rock.
After 15 years writing classics for other country stars, Chris Stapleton stuck his flag in the ground with Traveller, a 21st-Century country classic.